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Romela
Brooklyn, NY
Engineer/Planner, Environmentalist, and Amateur Historian.
Interests: Indigenous cultures and how people migrated around the world arriving at our current relationship with all things.
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Everyone realizes the catastrophic situation happening now. I am not going to reiterate the environmental consequences, the loss to the local industry, and the amount of time for a return to a normal ecosystem. BP and their engineers were equipped and smart enough to find a hugh oil reserve so... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2010 at RoMela's Worldview
Having studied some indigenous cultures like the Natives Americans I appreciate their sense of all things being connected; including themlselves. I feel as a result of what was mentioned, the industrial age and the european expansion that we as a species have moved backwards and alineanated ourselves from the natural world; thus preventing that real connection with the Earth.
I like to start by saying the movie Avatar was wonderful and provided me with thought provoking messages; not just about the obvious plight of indigenous people fighting for survival against invaders, but for me it was about the Na’vi... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2010 at AVATAR
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I like to start by saying the movie Avatar was wonderful and provided me with thought provoking messages; not just about the obvious plight of indigenous people fighting for survival against invaders, but for me it was about the Na’vi and Pandora as compared to Humans and the Earth, and does provide a medium for philosophical assumption.First, take the Na’vi and their beautiful connection with nature and each other; are perfectly in tune with the natural environment. It is obvious the Na’vi evolved uninterrupted with the planet Pandora. Just observe how they move through the environment; the canopy and forest floor, the sky, and the symbiotic entwining of the hair fibers with all the living things on Pandora. The Na’vi is a species with a true symbiotic relation and their planet.Second, we have Humans and the planet Earth with 2 million years of evolution since Lucy stood upright to become a bipedal hominid. But, let’s examine our relationship with the earth. Humans cannot live in the natural environment as do the Na’vi, on the contrary, man has to modify the environment drastically to be able to co-exist with it. Man cannot move through the forest as easily as the Na’vi, we have many kinds of mechanisms to get us from place to place. One could say after 2 million years of evolution the human species should have developed a better symbiotic relationship with the Earth. The human condition is further removed from the natural environment because of the spores and pollens we call allergens, I do not recall the Na’vi sneezing once.Finally, from an ecological perspective, one would think the human species did not develop here naturally or interrupted in some way preventing a real symbiosis with the earth; or from a biblical viewpoint, was Adam and Eve cast out of the Garden, thus ending our relationship with the mother earth? Man is not in harmony with the Earth as the Na’vi are with Pandora; why is this so? Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2010 at RoMela's Worldview
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